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10/22 carbine 18.5" barrel vs American rimfire standard 22" barrel . Witch on would you get and why?
 

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Depends on what you want to do with it. For flat out fun, nothing beats a 10/22. If you want to save ammo, go with the American. Either is very accurate, and dependable.
 

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Different horses for different courses. If memory serves me the American Rimfire has the adjustable check rest stock with different inserts and Ruger should make that an option on all. Bolt action might get tedious plinking. 100 yard shooting suspect the bolt action no wasting any energy to cycle the next round into battery might win unless a time constraint.
 

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The American is more accurate. Mine would out do the 10/22. However, I enjoy the 10/22 most. It's adequate for most 22 jobs- plinking, small varmints, etc.

If I had to choose which one first, it'd be the 10/22.
 

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If you are asking this question the odds are good you will have more fun with the 10/22. The Ruger American is not a competition rifle. It is just a bolt action rifle that is miserly with ammunition. After 30 minutes you are tired of turning the bolt and go back home. At least you can get a 25 shot magazine for the 10/22 in case you are attacked by an aggressive pile of cans. Those plastic golf balls can be like hornets, you have to shoot them all. It is hard to beat a 10/22 for having a lot of fun.

In a pinch the 10/22 makes a good home defender. The BX25 magazine is reliable and gives you enough firepower to send home invaders running.

Where the bolt action shines is for teaching young ones the basics of handling a rifle.
 

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If this is your first 22lr rifle, my vote goes to the bolt gun. After that, 10/22 for blasting fun. Bolt guns are just more practical in my opinion.
 

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10/22 by far. Best .22LR rifle ever made. Mine is a tack driver with a cheap Simmons scope. I can shoot the balls off a fly at 100 yards.
 

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I have both, the American and the 10/22 both wear 3x9x40 Nikon Rimfire BDC scopes.
The American puts the 10/22 to shame. And past 75 yds. the 10/22 can't even compete with the American. And with .22 ammo being as hard to find as it is, the American is the best choice. Make those shots count, no "spraying and praying".
 

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You Need both........wifey and I both have one of each.......😎

Actually, the Americans were initially bought for BSA Rifle shooting.....no semis allowed. They are great for that especially being able to shorten the stock so easily.
 

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It depends upon the role you want it to fill. For discreet anti-varmint and anti-feral-animal missions, it's hard to beat the longer barrel and closed breech that the bolt gun gives you, combined with the ability to shoot unusual loads. CCI "quiet" loads and Remington C-Bees will feed fine in a bolt gun, and are pretty much silent without any need for a suppressor. The click of the action and the thump of the bullet against the target is all you hear from a CCI quiet. But a stock 10/22 won't cycle with them, as far as my experiences go.
 

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I have a box stock 10/22. I have no problem with sub sonic ammo. CCI Standard Velocity is pretty quiet. The 10/22 cycles Standard Velocity very well.
 

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Look at the collectors series similar stock to the American rifle. You will have a lot of fun with your rifle I got my first 10/22 a few months ago and love it.

Ruger® Collector's Series 10/22® Carbine Rifle Models
I am interested in the same rifle. The collectors series addresses all the things that are a PITA about the carbine. The flip up rear sight on the carbine sucks. The flip up sight always manages to flip down at the worst possible moment. I like the rear peep sight that is out of the way, always ready. In the event your optic fails just take it off and the fun continues. I also love the LOP modules. People don't think about the fit of a rifle. But fit may be more important with a rifle than a shotgun. You can adjust to an ill fitting shotgun. But with an optic there is no adjusting to the rifle. Either you are looking through the optic or you are not. Twisting your neck to an unusual position to see through an optic takes the fun out of a day at the range.
 

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They are good rifles I have a contest winner, same thing but ss barrel and a flash hider. It is easy to remove scope and change to low comb to use iron sights or low mount red dot. The sight radius of the irons is greater that a rifle length ar with 20" barrel. If I had it to do over I would get a low mount one piece scope mount to aid return to zero. I have Burris zee rings and the return is pretty good less than 1/2 inch at 25 yards. I am saving money for another 10/22 bit by the bug.
 
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